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AP European History: 1800—2000

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The Library's RhinoCAT is an automated catalog of books, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCAT is available from any browser at It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits.

Encyclopedias and Reference Books/eBooks (arranged in broad subject categories)

Search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase ebooks, and Salem History

Also: Encyclopedia Britannica Online, the complete EB, plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access


Religion and Philosophy

  • Encyclopedia of religion. Ref BL31 .E46 2005 14 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Oxford dictionary of world religions. Ref BL31 .O84 2006


Geography and Customs

  • Atlas of maritime history. Ref G 1059 .N3 1986
  • Cambridge world history of food. Ref TX353 .C255 2000 2 vols
  • Encyclopedia of food and culture. Ref GT 2850. E53 2003 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of world sport : from ancient times to the present. Ref GV567 .E56 1996 3 vols

Economic and Social History

Political Science, Government

  • Colonialism : an international social, cultural, and political encyclopedia. Ref JV 22 .C6 2003 3 vols
  • Encyclopedia of western colonialism since 1450. Ref JV22 .E535 2007 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • European political facts, 1789-1848. Ref JN10 .C65
  • European political facts, 1848-1918. Ref JN12 .C64 1978
  • Famous trials in history. Ref K 540 .C39 2012 (also an online ebook)
  • Gale encyclopedia of world history: Governments. 2008 2 vols (an online ebook)
  • Great debates at the United Nations : an encyclopedia of fifty key issues 1945-2000. Ref KZ4968 .G67 2001
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of international relations. Ref JZ1160 .N65 2002 4 vols
  • History of government from the earliest times. Ref JF51 .F57 1999 3 vols
  • International encyclopedia of human rights : freedoms, abuses, and remedies. Ref JC571 .M3243 2000

Arts and Literature

Medicine, Science and Technology

Military and Naval History

  • Battles that changed history: an encyclopedia of world conflict. Ref D 25 .A2 T83 2011
  • Complete encyclopedia of arms & weapons. Ref U815 .E5313 1982
  • Gale encyclopedia of world history: War. 2 vols 2008 (an online ebook)
  • Harper encyclopedia of military biography. Ref U51 .D87 1992
  • Instruments of war : weapons and technologies that have changed history. Ref U800 .T77 2015
  • Weapons and warfare. Ref UF 500 .W48 2010 3 vols (also an online ebook)
  • World atlas of Warfare : military innovations that changed the course of history. Ref U27 .H65 1988s

Taft Online Subscriptions

  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Full text access to thousands of journals in all discipline
  • Biography in Context More than 600,000 biographies from Gale's vast reference collection as well as related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers
  • Classroom Video on Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Daily Life Through History Explore aspects of everyday life in different historical eras
  • JSTOR Extensive backfiles of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century, Also contains 19th century pamphlet collections
  • Modern World History OnlineOverview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.
  • New York Times 1851-2007 Graphical interface and full-text coverage back to the first issue in 1851 (Click here for Traditional Interface)
  • Oxford Art Online Includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art plus several other art reference works
  • Oxford Music Online Includes the full text of the 29-volume print edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians plus several other music reference works
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985 200 years of news in full facsimile images from London's premier newspaper
  • World History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia


see Finding and Evaluating Websites for hints on how to locate quality websites.

  • 1914-1918 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century companion website to PBS Series
  • African history on the internet (from Stanford University's site Africa South of the Sahara)
  • AP Modern European History (includes web links and primary documents in European history since 1450; from, the website of Ms. Sue Pojer, Horace Greeley H.S., Chappaqua, NY)
  • British History Online (digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles)
  • Children and Youth in History (designed to help teachers and students learn about the important roles of young people throughout history through website reviews, primary sources, case studies, and teaching modules; from George Mason University)
  • Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History (fully searchable encyclopedia from the Economic History Association)
  • Global Studies (includes web links and primary documents for Africa, China, Japan, Latin America, and Asia; from
  • HistoryWorld (timelines of world history, with access to more than 10,000 events, will link you at a click to related search results in either Google Web or Google Images)
  • Internet History Sourcebooks Project (collections of documents arranged in topical or chronological "sourcebooks" such as African history, Global history, Modern history, Science history, Women's history, and more)
  • Marxists Internet Archive (contains the writings of 592 authors representing a complete spectrum of political, philosophical, and scientific thought, generally spanning the past 200 years)
  • Modern History Links: Britain and Europe (Choose from topics including Napoleon, Bismarck, Weimar Germany, Ireland, Luddites, Disraeli, Gladstone, Russian Revolution, Stalin, Origins of WWII from British education site)
  • National Archives Education Service (Units in British history from the UK government's official archive, containing~over 1,000 years of history)
  • Spartacus Educational (British education site covering a number of historical topics including the Industrial Revolution, the Russian Revolution, Child Labour, World War I; scroll through sidebar to view full list of topics)
  • Victorian Web: literature, history and culture in the age of Victoria, [1837-1901] (Find Commentary and primary source materials on this award-winning site from professors at Brown University)
  • Women in world history (a collection of instructional modules and primary sources from the Center for History & New Media, George Mason University)
  • World History Resources (links to resources for finding primary and secondary sources on all periods of history; from from University of Washington Libraries. Note: the lock icon denotes UW subscriptions which we cannot access)
  • World History Sources (A resource center designed to help high school and college world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources; from the Center for History & New Media, George Mason University)
  • World War I Documents Archive
  • WWW-VL: History Central (vast collection of links arranged by continent, by eras and epochs, by topics and more; hosted by the European University Institute)

Updated 5/2016